Spotlight On @ Home

Classes for Adults

YOU CAN NOW SHINE A SPOTLIGHT AT HOME!
Digital learning with Playhouse pros.

All Spotlight Classes will take place on ZOOM. Students will receive an email two days before the class begins with login/password information.

Registration will be open soon!

For more information please email [email protected].


MUSICAL THEATRE: DANCE STYLES

Monday Evenings, Oct 19 – Dec 7 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
(No class on Nov 23)

Instructor: Wilfred Paloma

Whether you are someone brand new to Musical Theatre or simply looking to explore dance styles through the Musical Theatre form, this class is for you. This course is designed to combine movement/dance, Musical Theatre, and fitness by exploring choreography in the style of iconic artists like Fosse, Robbins, Ailey, Bausch, and Graham…to name a few. Come work up a sweat, and join the fun!

For Ages 18+

ACTING: INTRO TO ACTING

Tuesday Evenings, Oct 20 – Dec 8 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm
(No class on Nov 24)

Instructor: Frankie Alicea

Whether you are an aspiring performer; wish to revitalize your creativity; or simply want to try something new and build self-confidence, you will find this course active, fun and rewarding. In this class, you will explore group exercises, drama techniques and improvisation. You will apply newly acquired skills in character development to monologues and scenes, and explore the use of the voice and body on stage.

For Ages 18+

PUPPETRY: PUPPET MIND WITH ANIMAL CRACKER CONSPIRACY

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, Oct 20 – Dec 3 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
(No class on Nov 24 & 26)

Instructors: Iain Gunn and Bridget Rountree

Join award winning contemporary puppet company members to learn the fine art of making puppets by upcycling trash and recyclables! This exciting course will cover all the basic types of puppet from Finger puppets to Marionettes, all of which can be used to create your own performances. And by the hands-on building of puppets, we will explore new possibilities of art-based theater arising from the expansion of imagination this journey entails. Perfect for all levels, and great for Educators looking for new and exciting ways to engage your students in theatre, language arts, social studies, and all elements of storytelling! Students will provide their own tools and supplies found on the supply list. Please review the list HERE.

Iain Gunn & Bridget Rountree are co-creators of Animal Cracker Conspiracy, a hybrid experimental puppet company that mixes circus arts, puppetry, and dance, with contemporary art making & thinking to discover and support new ideas by encouraging visionary thought and non-traditional approaches to both art and performance.

For Ages 13+

ACTING, PLAYWRITING, DIRECTING: WRITE, DIRECT, AND ACT ON ZOOM

Wednesday Evenings, Oct 21 – Dec 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
(No class on Nov 25)

Instructors: Kristen Fogle and Justin Lang

Join La Jolla Playhouse teaching artists for an exciting experiment in Zoom theater… that you can write/direct, or act in! During the first class, students will choose roles and dive in! Over seven weeks, writer/directors will tweak their ten minute plays in progress, observe the rehearsal process, give constructive feedback to actors, utilize costumes/props/setting, as well as learn the tips and tricks to effectively take a script from the page to the stage. Actors will be coached by La Jolla Playhouse teaching artists, student writer/directors, engage in fun warm ups and exercises, and perform via Zoom for friends/family during the last class! Please indicate on your policies form if you would like to write/direct, or act. Recommended for actors who have had Intro to Acting or comparable. Writer/Directors should have the first draft of a ten minute play already in progress and will submit drafts in advance of the class (at least 48 hours).

For Ages 18+

ACTING: INTRO TO ACTING

Saturday Mornings, Oct 24 – Dec 12 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
(No class on Nov 28)

Instructor: Wilfred Paloma

Whether you are an aspiring performer; wish to revitalize your creativity; or simply want to try something new and build self-confidence, you will find this course active, fun and rewarding. In this class, you will explore group exercises, drama techniques and improvisation. You will apply newly acquired skills in character development to monologues and scenes, and explore the use of the voice and body on stage.

For Ages 18+

PLAYWRITING: IMPROVE THROUGH REVISION

Sunday Mornings, Oct 25 – Dec 13 from 10:00 – 11:30 am
(No class on Nov 29)

Instructor: Mike Shantz

Want to truly see improvement as a writer? Learn how to look critically at your work, to let go of what you think should stay and commit to your writing through the practice of revision. In this class you will receive detailed notes for your writing and be expected to turn in new drafts until your piece is ready for the stage or screen. We will work cooperatively to make your writing the best it can be!

For Ages 18+

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SPOTLIGHT ON @ HOME CLASSES

“I thoroughly enjoyed attending La Jolla Playhouse’s virtual class, Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre. I looked forward with great anticipation to each class session. The history of musical theatre presentations, conversations with like-minded musical theatre lovers, and challenge ‘homework’ of watching musicals in my spare time were all exciting and thought-provoking. I loved learning about the origins of the genre, as well as discussing some long-time favorites. Thanks, LJP, for providing such a wonderful experience in this tumultuous time!– Amy Kinseth, Landmark Moments in Musical Theater Student

“It was LIFE giving!” – Acting Student

“I’ve really enjoyed and benefitted from these offerings. Thank you so much.” – Playwriting Student

“I wrote my first One Act Play! It’s such an achievement for me. Thank you!” – Playwriting Student

“I enjoyed it 100%.” – Playwriting Student

“I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity for my son. He was fully included and embraced by the instructor and other students…. I don’t know if you know how groundbreaking it is to include a student with autism in your mainstream classes. No one else is doing this, to my knowledge…. I have always enjoyed LJP’s quality productions, but will now offer even more support, like buying season tickets when you re-open.” – Mother of an Acting Student

“The class was uplifting and positive during this most difficult time.” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

“Very caring teacher who balanced the class experience really well!” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

“Pure joy.” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

“I absolutely enjoyed myself! Thanks for getting Christopher Ashley, He was delightful.” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

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